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This post doesn't need much explanation, does it? But maybe just that this list is just my opinion from my wee lil town xD Perhaps these movies were hyped up more elsewhere, but from my experiences, these are the not-so-mentioned movies that shouldn’t be missed!
UNDERRATED MOVIES (of 2010)
The Kids are All Right
~Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
I just reviewed this one today, but wanted to pimp it again. I think this is the very essence of what contemporary movies should be like: realistic, heartfelt, and if needed—with a dash of humour.
~Jennifer Lawrence, Shelley Waggener, Garret Dillahunt
This girl is the new Katniss! Which is one of the only reasons I watched this, haha, plus it also got some Oscar buzz. I think Lawrence’s performance carried this movie because if she didn’t own it, this movie would just be suckage. I didn’t find it extremely entertaining, but I thought the rich characters were enough to keep me intrigued. Didn’t love this, but I think it’s still worth seeing.
Going the Distance
~Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
First, it’s Rated R, not appropriate to watch with mothers (ahem, awkward). Buuut, I’m surprised that this hasn’t been hyped! It’s kind of like a romantic comedy but not really, I really thought the stand-out of the movie was the chemistry between the two leads. Things felt genuine, witty, and overall a really decent movie about the hardships of long distance relationships. Compared to sub-par rom-coms like When in Rome, it’s definitely enjoyable. I think the trailer is pretty freaking awesome too: click here!
The Other Guys
~Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg
Dude, this is funny. My personal opinion because my friend thought it was cheesy (and I’d like to point out here that I am VERY good at spotting cheesy cringe-y movies and this one is NOT one of them… to me). The first 30 minutes had me on the floor but it did lose a lot of steam towards the end. However, there are enough funny parts to keep me giggling, I watched this movie twice! I’m not a huge movie-rewatcher (unless, of course, it’s Mean Girls or The Notebook or something on TV all the time)
Never Let Me Go
~Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield
I saw this trailer. Too many times (not kidding). Then I read the book. Then watched the movie. Insta-love, man, insta-love. Of all the movies I mention in this post, this one was at the forefront of my mind the entire time because I thought this movie was just damn good. The sly tragedy woven within a tale of friendship, longing and pretty undesirable circumstances, Never Let Me Go stays pretty faithful to the book pulls off the dystopian atmosphere beautifully. It definitely didn’t get as much attention as it deserved because it was pretty freaking awesome. Watch it!*
So... which movies do YOU feel are underappreciated this year? Have you seen any of these? And what did you think? :)
*are you impressed I didn't mention Andrew Garfield at all? He is amazing in this movie.